Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis.

Add:  Paradoxa Stoicorum;  Laelius, sive de amicitia;  Cato maior, sive de senectute;  Somnium Scipionis.  Hexasticha XII sapientum de titulo Ciceronis.

Venice:  Vindelinus de Spira, 13 Aug. 1470.
4to.   [110 2-128 1310 14-168 174].   [136] leaves (1/1, 17/3-4 blank).
ISTC ic00577000;  GW 6926;  Goff C577;  BMC V 155 (IB. 19514);  Bod-inc C-311;  CIBN C-396.

GIP number: C46
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.20 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pinholes visible.
Variant: Without the woodcut initials at the beginning of each work, and vine-stem border on 1/2r as described in Bod-inc.
Provenance: Unidentified Dutch owner (early 18th century):  see Binding.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1491 in Guillaume de Bure, Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat, 2 vols (Paris:  1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 100 livres;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.b.11”.
Binding: Netherlands, early 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin;  covers decorated with a roll composed of points and scallop shapes to form a two panel design;  the inner panel has a diamond-shaped centre-piece composed of separate tools (including drawer-handle and pomegranate tools) and has an ornament (formed from separate drawer-handle and floral tools) at its four outer corners;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  blue silk bookmark.  For this and a group of over 70 similar bindings, see Mirjam M. Foot, ‘An eighteenth-century incunable collector in The Hague’, in Incunabula: studies in fifteenth-century printed books presented to Lotte Hellinga, ed. M. Davies (London: 1999), pp. 371-87, Appendix no. 6.   Size:  284 x 205 mm.
Leaf size: 273 x 197 mm.
Annotations: Number “100”(?) in ink in a 17th/18th-century hand at lower inner corner of 1/2v;  number “10” in ink in an 18th-century hand on rear free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting quire 17.

Incipit title of Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis